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Current Obituaries

Gertrude Carmen Sylvain

Visitation April 5 from 4-8pm
Church Service Saturday April 6 at Eglise De Diue Church of God, 10 Bonnefoy Place, New Rochelle, time to be determined
Interment to follow at Beechwoods Cemetery

Sue Ritacco

Assunta, affectionately known as Sue Ritacco, age 94, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, March 21, 2019. She was a life long resident of New Rochelle, daughter of Aristide and Rosalba DiBiasi Pellegrini, and the oldest of three girls. Sue was an active participant in the Women’s Club and a faithful volunteer every election day at the polls. Her true passion and her greatest joy was her family. Her delicious food and warm welcome made it easy to bring and +6keep everyone together. She was predeceased by her husband Franklin, of 59 years. Survivors include her 5 children: George (Eileen) Ritacco, Roslyn (Brian) Durkin, Edward (Gail) Ritacco, Franklin (Lucia) Ritacco and Lori (Gary) D’Adamo, grandchildren George (Jessica) and Steven (Laura) Ritacco, Brian (Lisa) Durkin, Lauren (Trevor) Patterson, Mark (Jaime) and Allison Ritacco, Paul (Chelsea) and Laura Ritacco and Jenna and Joseph D’Adamo, 9 great-grandchildren, her brother-in-law Nicholas D’Arpino and all her nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Helen D’Arpino and Jean Romano. Friends may greet the family Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 9:15 – 11:00AM at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Funeral Home, 16 Shea Place, New Rochelle, NY, followed by an 11:30 mass at St. Gabriel’s Church, 120 Division St. In lieu of flowers, friends may consider a donation in Sue’s memory to North East Westchester Special Recreation. For more information please visit

Anne Amori

Anne Amori

Anne Amori, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died peacefully surrounded by her children on Thursday, March21, 2019. She was 92.

Anne was born on February 24, 1927 to Anthony and Rose (Sclafani) La Rocca. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond in 1976.

She is survived by her 3 children, Phyllis (Gary), Ray (Donna) and Michael (the favorite), granddaughter Stephanie and sister Joannie.

“Annie” was a unique and open-minded woman, selfless, non-judgmental and easy to talk to. She lived for her children and granddaughter, content to be the target of many pranks and barbs, knowing full well that laughter helped promote the closeness that those she leaves behind will always enjoy.

The family would like to acknowledge the Wingate at Duchess Nursing facility in Fishkill, NY for providing Anne with excellent care in a loving, nurturing environment for the last seven years of her life.

Visiting Sunday 3-8 pm
Mass Monday 10am Holy Name of Jesus Church
Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

Rita Zio Monchak

Rita Zio Monchak, a lifelong resident of New Rochelle, passed away at home, surrounded by her family on March 19, 2019. She was 98.
Rita was born on January 20, 1921 to the late Joseph and Mary (Simeola). She worked for many years as the executive secretary for the President of General Electric. She just recently celebrated her 98th birthday at her home.
She is survived by her children Raymond Monchak and Christine Monchak-Lewis and her husband David; many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Edward, who passed away in 1996 and her brother Louis Zio who died in World War II.
Visiting will be on Thursday from 4-8pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, Inc., 16 Shea Pl., New Rochelle. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10:30 am at Blessed Sacrament Church. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Humane Society of Westchester, 70 Portman Rd, New Rochelle, NY 10801.

Thomas George Powers

Thomas George Powers, a lifelong resident of New Rochelle, passed away on March 12, 2019. He was 90. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Louise Marie Colangelo

It is with great sadness that the family of Louise Marie Colangelo announces her passing, on Saturday, March 16th, 2019, at the age of 82 years. Louise was a lifelong resident of New Rochelle and will be lovingly remembered by her Husband Jim Colangelo of 62 years, her children, Jim Colangelo Jr, Rob Colangelo, Ron Colangelo. Louise will also be fondly remembered by her ten grandchildren. In addition her sisters, Barbara Caruso and Lorraine Bombace. Louise was predeceased by her Daughter Debra Loeb and sister Joan Denicola.
Visiting Sunday 2-4 & 6-8pm at Lloyd Maxcy and Sons Beauchamp Chapel, Inc., 16 Shea Place, New Rochelle, NY. Mass is on Monday at 10:30am at Holy Family Church. Interment at Beechwoods Cemetery

Hortense Vagueiro

Visiting Tuesday 7-9pm
Mass Wednesday 9:30am Blessed Sacrament Church
Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery

John Muhlenforth

John Muhlenforth

John Muhlenforth, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2019. He was 71 years old.
John was born on October 14, 1947 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late John and Elizabeth Muhlenforth.
He was a Facility Director at Brinks Armored Trucks for 49 years.
John is survived by his loving wife, MaryAnn Cesario, brother Dennis and his wife Velia, sisters and brothers in law Linda and Karl Cacciola, Diane and Jack Croccia, and many loving nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother Charles.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday 3 to 8 pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel Inc. 16 Shea Place, New Rochelle. A mass is scheduled for Wednesday 10 am at St. Joseph’s Church 280 Washington Ave New Rochelle. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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